Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
opener: Band of Horses
Main Set: Wash, Hail, Hail, Corduroy, Got Some, In Hiding, World Wide Suicide, Force of Nature, Immortality, Go, Even Flow, Army Reserve, Unthought Known, Daughter / W.M.A., Sleight Of Hand, Johnny Guitar, Do The Evolution, The Fixer, Why Go
1st Encore: Just Breathe, Given to Fly, Leash, Porch
2nd Encore: Wasted Reprise, Life Wasted, Black, The Real Me, Smile, Alive, Indifference
Frankly, I’ve about run out of adjectives to describe this band. Rather than repeat phrases I’ve used in the past to recount my experience at this latest show, just read my old ones. All the same sentiments hold true. There’s not a better live rock band working today (apologies to U2), and I think they’ve reached the point now that it’s a must-see show regardless of your level of fandom with the sextet. If they’re within driving distance, you need to get yourself a ticket.
My pictures, taken with cell phone, didn’t turn out so hot but there’s a few in the gallery. Check out a couple vids below and break out your Pearl Jam CD’s. And if you don’t have any Pearl Jam CD’s, get your butt to the store. Or iTunes. Or whatever works.
Band of Horses
Taking the Stage
Sleight of Hand Intro / Jim Screams
Good Luck with LeBron / Wasted Reprise